A region named for its long, narrow lakes and known for its vineyards, this region of New York features many high gorges, waterfalls and 11 glacial lakes. Fill your days with hikes and settle down for the night next to a campfire or friendly B & B. No matter your preferences, you’ll find an abundance of options to explore and enjoy the Finger Lakes.

One of the most scenic destinations in the Finger Lakes is Watkins Glen State Park. While you’re taking a break from drinking world-class wines, visit this park boasting 19 waterfalls. Or maybe head down to Skaneateles Lake and enjoy this historic revolutionary town and all its shops, restaurants, and sparkling clear water.

If you’re looking to sample some of the best wine from the region, take a tour along the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. Not only does it offer wineries, but a wealth of ciders and breweries too. 35 to be exact!

Countryside living and a slower pace of life are what you will find here, alongside some of the most beautiful lakes and the towns that border their shores.